We definitely wanted to see and talk to anyone that Kerri was thinking of dating.
Since her dad was a psychologist, the poor guy usually had to answer 50 questions before he could get Kerri out of the house.
By going on a second date, you’ll gain a better understanding of who they really are and if you’d like to see them again.
Rule #2: Pay Attention to Red Flags Like those internal alarms that alert you to your gut feelings, you also have an alarm system to alert you to red flags. As a result, we often ignore red flags and find ourselves getting involved with inappropriate partners because we’re not paying attention.
If a potential date’s actions or words set off an internal alarm system, you owe it to yourself to pay attention and act accordingly. For example, if you’ve met someone online and they seem interesting, then you talk to them on the phone and they sound completely different (in a negative way), you may decide not to meet them in person.
A positive example would be if you were on a date with someone and they seemed nervous but well intentioned, your gut might tell you to give them a second chance.
They may be a fantastic person, and eventually make a great partner, but right now they’re not ready.
There were certain basic rules that her dad and I set and then some old Southern proverbs which I thought were very appropriate.1. In my day (I love to say that), a girl never called a boy, mainly because in my early teens we didn’t have phones.
But when we did get phones, it was strictly forbidden to call a boy because Emily Post said it was bad manners and we adhered to Southern etiquette. A girl can never go out with a boy before he has met her parents.
Since I didn’t buy that theory, I insisted that she, and any boys she dated, follow my rules.
My main objective was that she be treated with respect and if she set high standards for herself; then boys would respect her.